Olsen, Donald J.
Town planning in London. The eighteenth & nineteenth centuries. Second edition.
New Haven & London, Yale University Press 1982.
4to. xxv + (1) + 245 + (1)pp, 83 photo ills on plates. Publisher’s cloth, in dustwrapper. Gavin Stamp’s copy, with his booklabel.
Second edition, with words added to its title and a new preface, of Donald J.Olsen’s Town Planning in London, first published in 1964. Olsen’s book was founded on the records maintained by the Bedford Estate and the Foundling Hospital Estate, and it remains valuable as evidence for the role played by these major estates in shaping London’s eighteenth century planned growth.